Whether you are growing nutritious meals directly from your own garden or picking up from a local farmer’s market now is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh meal. Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age. And enjoying fresh, organic-grown fruits and vegetables is a great start! Check out how we at Freedom Home Care recommend starting a healthy diet and why you should visit the Ravinia farmer’s market below.
Healthy Eating Supports Health & Wellness
Eating healthy does not need to be a difficult task this year. The unprecedented Coronavirus caused many to start eating more at home in an effort to remain socially distant. As a result, many started hobbies like gardening and cultivating their organic nutrients right from their very home. Incorporating fruits and vegetables in every plate can help to maintain a healthy weight, stay energized, and get the nutrients your body needs. Healthy eating can also help to lower risks of developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.
How Can I Eat Healthy?
Dark, leafy greens, oranges, tomatoes, and even fresh herbs are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals. These options make it very simple to start eating healthy by incorporating just a few ingredients into each meal. Do you have a hard time keeping fruit fresh? Opt for air tight containers, glass or mason jars to store your herbs and fresh produce. This also adds a convenient way to add color to your meals by just grabbing your prepped produce right from the container. Peppers, mushrooms and spinach are great sources of nutrients that can be added to omelets, salads or pasta! Who said eating healthy has to be hard? It’s all about balance.
Ravinia Farmer’s Market
Looking for a fun way to shop for your produce this year? Head over to Ravinia’s farmer’s market 06/02-10/27 every Wednesday from 7am to 1pm at 486 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035. Open for its 43rd season, the market will feature dozens of vendors, live music, organic product giveaways and more! Each week’s market will feature seasonal selections from more than 35 local Midwest farmers, producers, artisans and organizations. Healthy eating near me can be found under the tents along Dean Avenue and through Jens Jensen Park.
Home Care Highland Park
Freedom Home Care offers home care you can trust for you or your loved one. We assist with in-home care, Alzheimer’s care, personalized elderly home care and more. Our at-home healthcare is customizable with trustworthy staff available to meet your senior’s needs. From meal preparation to assisting with everyday needs and travel, Freedom Home Care is one of the leading and most respected in-home care providers throughout the Chicagoland, northern Illinois and North Shore area. Contact us for any and all of your healthcare needs.